Ever wondered how the police go about keeping your county safe or do you ever just want to know why we make certain decisions? Staffordshire Police has introduced The Beat Podcast to help give you an insight into how we police and prevent crime in our beautiful county through the eyes of those on the front line. Hosted by former LBC reporter turned Staffordshire Police Communications Officer, Tom Bushell.
Episode 3 - Knife Crime: Tackling The Issue
Knife crime is a community issue and it’s crucial that those at risk are aware of the support available to them. Staffordshire Police is just “one part of the jigsaw” when it comes to tackling the issue of knife crime and partnership work is key to...
Episode 2 - Knife Crime: A Mother’s Story
In September 2013, Joshua Ribera was at a memorial service for a friend in the West Midlands when he was stabbed. The 18-year-old was rushed to hospital – where he sadly died a day later from his injuries. His mum, Alison Cope, has sat down with The...
Episode 1 - Operation Lightning
Today’s pilot episode focuses on our major roads policing operation, Op Lightning. We ask Chief Inspector Mat Derrick and Sergeant Tony MacKenzie about the thought process behind a police pursuit, the importance of roads policing in stopping more...